Power outages and damaged appliances are a thing of the past.
Hybrid energy systems are micro power grids that combine one or more sources of power generation with battery storage to deliver reliable electricity in various applications. The rapidly falling costs of renewables, especially solar panels, and battery storage have made hybrid power cheaper than diesel-based generation in most places around the world. Coupled with other advantages such as better expense predictability (i.e. no fuel component), no pollution or noise, full energy independence, etc., this has made hybrid power systems a better alternative to diesel generation (and even the grid in some locations). Implementing the technology in practice, however, comes with a number of challenges.
Hybrid systems can be used to power small loads (<20kW) such as telecom towers, oil & gas pipeline equipment, monitoring stations, etc. The cost of diesel power in these situations is usually very high due to reverse economies of scale. Our hybrid solution can offer a payback time of under two years.
Powering medium scale (20-200kW) residential and commercial loads in remote locations is another good application for hybrid systems. Diesel generators are generally more efficient at that scale and, at the same time, designing a bespoke hybrid system can be expensive. To maintain optimal economics, a modular all-in-one architecture can be utilized to allow quick and inexpensive customization and installation.
Large-scale power loads can also be powered by hybrid energy systems. In large scale systems, the cost of designing, developing and engineering a bespoke hybrid energy system is generally tolerable. However, since large hybrid systems are CAPEX intensive, a key consideration is securing long-term security of the power offtake.